12/09/2014

New Music Video

Most worship music sung in Japan is translated from English, but we are working hard at Grace City Church Tokyo to provide more indigenous Japanese worship music. We just completed our first music video so that other churches in Japan can watch it online, begin to use our songs, and catch the vision to write their own. (A note about the video: The story conveys what we would like to see happen all over Japan. Friends share songs with one another. New Japanese songs are sung simultaneously in public venues and private homes. The unity and power of a gospel movement comes to Japan as never seen before!)

English translation:

Lord, there is fear in my heart
Lord, there is sorrow in my heart
You are the only one who knows my heart
 

The Lord of compassion comes from a sacred place
The Lord of grace lives within me
Now, quietly I come and rest in your presence

Lord, there is grief in my heart
Lord, there is suffering in my heart
You are the only one that knows my heart

The Lord of compassion comes from a sacred place
The Lord of grace lives within me
Now, quietly I come and rest in your presence

Even the unsaid prayers
Even these tears, these tears,
The Lord accepts

The Lord of compassion comes from a sacred place
The Lord of grace lives within me
Now, quietly I come and rest in your presence
I come and rest in your peace
I come and rest in your presence


11/17/2014

Videos from India

Below are videos of some of the people I met in India as part of the Integrated Arts Movement. A little taste of India!




Classical music presentation at Sinai. from Integrated Arts Movement on Vimeo.



11/03/2014

Relief work in Northern Japan Article

The Fall 2014 issue of Mission to the World's Network Magazine begins with an article on our work in the disaster area of Japan. Read the article here.

 http://www.mtw.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Resources/NetworkMag/NetworkFall2014.pdf

10/31/2014

Ten Commandments on the Streets of Ginza

This summer we interviewed people on the streets of Ginza, the top shopping district in Japan, to fin their reactions to the Bible and the Ten Commandments. These short clips were used as introductions to Rev. Makoto Fukuda's sermon series on the Ten Commandments.

Commandment 1 - "You shall have no other gods before me."



Commandment 10 - "You shall not covet."

9/03/2014

Sinai Summit

Integrated Arts Movement will be putting on a retreat in Bangalore, India where I will be one of the speakers. Below is a video with more about it:



I will also be giving some concerts and speaking in a conference in Mumbai.

8/21/2014

Easy Winners

A couple of years ago, I took a video of me playing Scott Joplin's Easy Winners. Finally got around to putting together the different video shots! You can see a view of Tokyo from our 22nd floor apartment through the living room window in a few shots.

8/03/2014

Lightning Storm

Awesome picture of the 屋形船 (yakata bune, night party boats) going up and down the Sumida River in the midst of a lightning storm last night. Taken from our balcony in Japan by Patrick Davison.